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Windows 7: Hard drive permission messed up

27 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Hard drive permission messed up

I accidently changed the permission for my hard drive on Windows 7. I have C:\ and D:\ but after I altered the permisson of my D:\, now the access is denied.
In the drive Properties under the Security tab, I ticked all the Deny boxes of the permission settings.
I think the administrator was denied too. Now when I check the drive Properties, there is no Security tab. How can I change back the permission as all my documents are in it. Access are denied completely and I need help. Please!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Nov 2010   #2

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2010   #3


Once you take ownership of the drive (which will only work if you have "owner/creator" NOT Denied".
You'll add the "Everyone" group to the permissions/security tab with FULL CONTROL...

Remove the "Deny" checks - they aren't needed for drive security
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit


I have exactly the same problem. I was messing around trying to deny a user access to one specific HDD unfortunately I removed something and the harddrive is not accessible any longer.

Under the security tab of the drive it just says "you do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

Take owner did not work. only works on files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2010   #5


do you have multiple user accounts enabled? Do you remember if you had explicitly 'denied' access to an "Admin" account?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
do you have multiple user accounts enabled? Do you remember if you had explicitly 'denied' access to an "Admin" account?
If I remember correctly I went under the security tab edited users group and denied all there.. I left all other groups intact.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2010   #7


could you take a screen shot of your security tab? If you denied to Admins... Create a new "Standard User" account and try it that way.

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